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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Embrace a classic! Home Town Blonde is an old world style pilsner, assertively hopped with four premium hop varieties. Tettninger, Saaz, Styrian Golding and Strisselspalt varieties all grace this German-style brew with the complex character you enjoy in a classic pilsner. Expect to pour an elegant blonde glass of beer, crowned with a rich head of foam that resonates with our chorus of hops. Although delicate in appearance, our Hometown Blonde has a backbone, but of course that’s no surprise in Wisconsin. Enjoy!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 19, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 not good-this should have been better-very bitter and thats in a bad way. Very yellow miller look-i would pick Goose Island Summertime over this anyday-New Glarus is a great company, but this is definately not a signature beer for them RERATE NOV 2012-Its been over 10 yrs since i have had this beer and wow, have my tastes improved. This is a fantastic pils! pours lite crystal clear orange with effervescent carbonation with a big bubble white whispy head. nose is spicy noble hops, cracker like malts, a bit of barn/farmhouse note, grassy-everything you want in a pils! Flavors of big bitter spicy. grassy hops, nice pale cereal/cracker malts. Finish is very long-lots of bitterness for a pils with crisp carbonation lively palate. This is a fine example of the style! perfect marriage of crisp spicy hops and fine pils malt. beautiful!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Fresh bottle. Aroma of fresh cut grass, bright peach skin, crisp cracker malts. Taste is fresh dough, hay, foggy air. Clean, reshing tasty beer. Like quite a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle from Iowaherkeye. Spicy and biscuity aroma, with a rich, toasty flavor that is dry and brisk. Body and carbonation are absolutely perfect, and this beer is monumentally drinkable. Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3243) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to cbfobes. Thanks! Pours a lighter copper color with a white head of loosely packed foam. The aroma is floral and grassy, with an almost nutty character hidden beneath the pilsnery sweetness. The taste has a nice fruity sweetness with the dry grassyness of the german hops wrapping the beer up with great precision. This is one delicious pilsener. Thanks again, Brandon!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 12, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Monger. Thanks, James! Pours a clear, honey-orange color; fluffy whitish head with great retention and lacing. Nice mineral and citrus aroma; hints of lime. Lively carbonation. Medium mouthfeel, showing some citrus hop bitterness surrounding a light, mineral and wet-malt core; very drinkable. Medium, earthy and citrus hop finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2007
I’m not as big a fan of this beer as most, it appears. Clear straw body, thin off-white head. Aroma of bready malt, cerealy, with grassy hops. Grassy, herbal body, bitter, with light bready malt. Leafy. Medium-bodied with average complexity. Average and drinkable, but I didn’t find too much to get excited about.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
12 oz bottle

I ran across this on a recent beer run. It must have just showed up on the shelves around Madison. This is a definite winner in the vein of the Edel Pils - drinkable and perfect for almost any occasion. I almost wish there was a way to try it side by side with the last New Glarus pilsener.

Aroma / Appearance - Bananas, Crystal Pepsi, granny smith apples and fresh cut hay comprise a very airy and light aroma. It pleases the senses without overwhelming. The pour resulted in a one finger head resting over the top of a copper body. Light filtered through forming an image of what a pilsener should look like; this puts the television ads to shame (not that it is difficult to come across as better than a BMC).

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is very full for a pils, washing the senses in light wheat and honeycomb. There is not much complexity to speak of but that is not to be expected. This is a beer you can share with others while watching fireworks on the 4th. I imagine it might even have taste if drunk directly from a bottle though that is an experiment I personally will not be trying. The only downside is that it won’t age long so when this one is gone it will be a long wait for its return.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3078) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2007
6/17/2007: New Glarus Hometown Blonde pours beautifully into my Warsteiner Pilsner glass. The beer has a clean, golden blonde color and a large, thick, and extremly pale yellow head. The head is lasting and leaves some dense, foamy lacing on the glass. There is also a generous amount of lively carbonation. The aroma is pale malt, slightly sweet, and has some lightly spicy and grassy hops. The flavor is crisp and clean with a welcoming bready maltiness followed by a good amount of spicy, grassy, floral, and lightly citrus hop bitterness. The body is medium which is probably a bit heavier than most traditional Pilsners, but it works really well with this beer providing a smooth, near creamy texture. Overall this is an impressive Pils that I could drink one after another all day long and enjoy from begining to end!

12 oz bottle from buckybeer. Thanks Mark!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Another solid beer from New Glarus. Tried this with Josh in KC after his trip to WI in 2013. Light yellow and nearly transparent (as long as you don’t get the sediment. Relatively dry with a thicker body than Belgian style blondes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle thanks to Skyview. Lightly hazy yellow-orange with a smooth white head, very herbal spicy hop note some earthy sweet hay malts in the aroma. Taste is peppery malty, too much like a Helles, warm hay, grassy hops, not that refreshing.


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